Suits actor apologises for bodyshaming incident

Lucia Ennis
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From Cosmopolitan

Patrick J. Adams has apologised after posting an image of a woman who criticised him for looking “chunky” at Prince Harry and co-star Meghan Markle’s royal wedding.

The Suits actor originally shared the unflattering snap on Instagram but has since deleted the post and admitted that he should have “taken the high road” in response to her rude comments.

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In a lengthy statement, the 36-year-old responded to bullying claims: “Yesterday I posted a photo of a woman who did some casual body shaming of my wife and I in the airport. My intention was solely to put a face to the people who think that sort of glancing commentary is necessary, helpful or funny.

“Some of the comments on the post instead said I was being a bully and should have taken the 'high road' (some also doubled down on the body shaming. Thumbs up guys!

He continued: “I thought it over and agreed and took it down, not because I felt the woman was right or fair or undeserving of being called out but because any sense of being a bully or lashing out felt wrong.”

As for what he’s learnt from this entire debacle, Patrick said: “1. Don’t talk s**t about the way people look. You have no idea what’s going on with them and your commentary will always make their day worse not better. 2. If someone does. Don’t use the internet to settle scores.”

Say it again for the people in the back.

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